T4Youth
Table Tennis Tech Tournament
Nov 13, 2019
5:30PM
SPIN Chicago - 344 N State St, Chicago IL

BUT WAIT: spectator tickets are still available as well as limited sponsorship opportunities!

Countdown to the Tourney:

Techies Take Your Table...

The sixth annual Table Tennis Tech Tournament, T4Youth, is kicking off this fall and you and your company are invited! Chicagoland technology companies will be competing to stake their claim as the #1 tech table tennis team.

Our goal is to unite Chicago tech professionals around a common passion for table tennis in order to raise money and support future generations of technologists. Once again, all of the proceeds will be benefitting Chicago Tech Academy.

The Tournament takes place in November of 2019. Whether you are playing on a team or spectating your entry in to the event includes food, drinks, and opportunities to win prizes and raffle items.

Come One, Come All & Get Your Game On!

Why Play?

Because It’s For A Good Cause.

Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech) is a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village, and was founded to inspire, educate, and connect the next generation of leaders. ChiTech seeks to increase the number of minority and low income students that pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college and careers.

Because It’s Fun.

What better way to demonstrate your table tennis skills than with a group of your favorite coworkers and friends. Show other Chicago companies that your team has what it takes to be crowned this year’s T4Youth Champion!

2019 T4Youth Table Tennis Challenge Rules & Format

Tournament Format

Each team must have at least 5 players and maximum of 6 players.

  • Preliminary Round Robin Group will consist of 4 teams in each group.

  • All 4 teams in each group will play against all other teams in their respective group.

  • Top (1) team in each group qualifies for the playoffs (knock out round).

Round Robin and Playoff Format

  • A Game is the set of 5 possible Matches between two teams.

  • Each Game consists of 4 singles and 1 doubles match.

  • The sequence of Matches will be – Singles 1, Singles 2, Doubles, Singles 3 (if necessary), Singles 4 (if necessary).

  • The first team to win the first three Matches will win the Game.

Scoring Format

  • All Matches are best of 3 Games; first to win the first 2 Games wins the match.

  • All Matches are played up to 11 points.

  • The first team to score the 11th point wins the Game.

  • In the case of deuce (10-10), golden point rule will apply; first to score the 11th point will win the Game.

Service Regulations

  • The ball must start resting on an open-handed face-up palm, the ball must be thrown at least 6 inches vertically in the air before being struck.

  • The Ball must first bounce once on the server’s side and then once on the opponent’s side

  • If the ball hits the net upon service, the result is a let. The ball is returned to the server and no points are scored.

  • Each player serves twice before switching the server.

Doubles

  • In doubles, same general service rules apply, but the serve must successively touch the right half of the court of both the server and opponent

  • Once the respective team has finished their two serves, the server must swap sides with their partner. The person you were serving to now serves and your partner is the new receiver of the serves.

  • Players on the doubles team must alternate making returns. For example Player A & B along with Players X & Y the pattern should A-X-B-Y. If the wrong player makes the return, that team loses the respective point.

Player Participation Restrictions

  • Only one player in a Team can play two Matches, one of those matches MUST be the doubles Match.

  • All players are limited to only playing in one singles match.

  • Executives participating in the executive challenge are unable to play in the main tournament too.

Equipment

  • Players are allowed to bring their own rackets. T4Youth/SPiN will provide rackets to the players who won’t have their own rackets.

  • T4Youth/SPiN will provide high-quality tables and balls for the tournament and practice.

Playing Times

  • To be announced

2019 T4Youth Table Tennis Executive Challenge Rules & Format

Tournament Format

  • Double Elimination Bracket.
  • Executives participating in this challenge are unable to play in the main tournament too.

Logistics

  • The tournament will start a t 6pm CT where player’s names will be built into a random bracket.
  • Players will be assigned to a table to begin their games.
  • Players have 5 minutes to start playing their match when their match is called. After 5 minutes, the match is forfeited.
  • Upon completion of a match report back to the main desk.

Scoring Format

  • All Matches are best of 3 Games; first to win the first 2 Games wins the match.
  • All Matches are played up to 11 points.
  • The first team to score the 11th point wins the Game.
  • In the case of deuce (10-10), golden point rule will apply; first to score the 11th point will win the Game.

Service Regulation

  • The ball must start resting on an open-handed face-up palm, the ball must be thrown at least 6 inches vertically in the air before being struck.
  • The Ball must first bounce once on the server’s side and then once on the opponent’s side
  • If the ball hits the net upon service, the result is a let. The ball is returned to the server and no points are scored.
  • Each player serves twice before switching the server.

Equipment

  • Players are allowed to bring their own rackets. T4Youth/SPiN will provide rackets to the players who won’t have their own rackets.
  • T4Youth/SPiN will provide high-quality tables and balls for the tournament and practice.

T4Youth’s Third Annual Rubik’s Cube Challenge Rules & Format

  • Every competitor must use the Rubik’s Cube provided in the T4Youth Tournament Kit box
  • Before the event teams will provide Rubik’s Cube to one of the T4Youth official scramblers.
  • Scramblers will shuffle cubes accordingly; once they are scrambled they will be placed under an opaque covering to ensure the cube is not visible prior to the start.
  • Upon a T4Youth committee members command, competitors will remove the cover of the cube and begin to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
  • When a competitor completes the cube they must raise their hand and cube to show completion
  • Winner is named

Overall Tournament Prizes

  • First Prize – $1000 Team Dinner sponsored by SAP
  • Second Prize – Killerspin Table

Rubix Cube Challenge and C-Level Challenge Prizes

3D Printed Bobblehead of your team

T4Youth Raffle

This Year's Competitors

  • Relativity
  • ABN AMRO
  • Deloitte
  • CBRE
  • Current Media
  • One Span
  • Tech Forward
  • GCM
  • Barchart
  • Vibes
  • Opploans
  • Solstice
  • Akuna
  • Livly
  • Cisco
  • DRW
  • Allstate
  • SPR
  • G2Crowd
  • Belvedere
  • SAP
  • Neighborhoods
  • ePlus
  • Trading Technologies
  • Objective Paradigm
  • Milliman
  • Barcodes
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Signature Bank
  • Buildout
  • Reverb
  • BenchPrep
  • TechNexus
  • Google
  • Infutor
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Evive
  • Mesirow
  • Enova
  • Hudson River Trading
  • Ahead
  • Supernova
  • Tempus
  • Kastle
  • Project44
  • Centro
  • Harris Associates
  • Magnetar
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Hudson River Trading Team 2
  • Propllr
  • Nerdery
  • DRW Team 2
  • DRW Team 3
  • RSM
  • FourKites
  • PhysIQ
  • Kraken
  • 10th Magnitude
  • BlueCrew
  • Mesirow
  • Inspire11
  • Baker Tilly
  • FourKites Team 2

The Executive Challenge Is sold out

Please email rpollock@oprecruiting if you want to be involved

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